At Jamiatul Ummah School, the science department is a hugely successful area of the school's curriculum. It is underpinned in the belief that Science can enable pupils to recognise the power of rational explanation, and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena thus providing a solid foundation for understanding the ever-evolving world around them. To achieve this, the Science Department seeks to equip students with the scientific knowledge and skills they need to fully understand the uses and implications of science today and in the future.
Science at Key Stage 3 aims to equip pupils with the skills, attitudes and scientific knowledge to be able to appreciate and understand the world around them. We take a thematic approach covering the broad areas of biology, physics and chemistry. Classroom teaching is extended through STEM activities, trips and workshops to inspire in pupils the affect science has on our world.
KS3 science also links with our pupil development programme where pupils undertake a community-based project through the support of Citizens UK and the Safe Campaign.
Science at Key Stage 4 focuses on developing skills needed to explore and analyse scientific methods and data. There is strong focus on building skills and competences required of the GCSE specification. At Jamiatul Ummah School, we follow the Edexcel Combined Science Curriculum at KS4. Where pupils are exceptionally able, we also offer the Triple Sciences.
Our GCSE results in Science is outstanding. In 2019, over 70% of pupils achieved 9-7 (*A-A) grades in Combined Science.
Most of our pupils go onto study science based subjects at KS5 and at university.